American, Clarabelle Barratt, attempts to swim the Channel.
Title: "GIRL'S GREAT CHANNEL SWIM. Miss Clarabelle Barratt of America - after being in the water 21 hrs. and 40 mins. has to give up when within 2 miles of French shore".
Various shots of a hefty looking girl - Clarabelle - standing on the beach in front of the white cliffs having grease rubbed over her arms and legs by a man (her trainer?). C/U of Clarabelle putting her goggles on. L/S of Clarabelle with her trainer and support team walking down the beach, past a small crowd of onlookers, into the sea.
M/S of Clarabelle swimming next to three people in a rowing boat. C/U panning shot of Clarabelle swimming. M/S of Clarabelle treading water next to the rowing boat, a woman - looks a bit like Beatrice Harrison, another cross-Channel swimmer - passes Clarabelle a teapot to drink from. L/S of Clarabelle swimming next to the rowing boat.
Note: please see THE CHANNEL WINS AGAIN also in G 1111. AH 2000.
Note: this story also appears in later Pathe Gazette issue - G 1317 - from 1926 under same title. This issue has been transferred onto Pathe Master tape *PM0580*. AH 2000.
Note: old records spell Miss Barratt's first name as "Clarebelle".